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Exploration Database

The Exploration Database is a collection of free geoscience exploration data and reports, collected by permit holders and the government.

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The data includes:

  • 2D and 3D seismic data
  • well data
  • geochemistry
  • airborne and ground-based geophysics
  • a catalogue of core photos and samples from the Core Store.

Registered users can download most of this content free of charge, however files greater than ten gigabytes will require an offline data order. Larger orders requiring a portable hard drive will incur a cost of $250 (including postage and tax) per hard drive.

Please note that NZP&M use a third party transcription service where data needs to be extracted from our archive tapes. Acquiring data through this service has an associated tape transcription and media cost. In this case a quote will be provided for confirmation before proceeding with your order. All orders are placed through the OED.

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Quick start guide: Online Exploration Database [PDF 2.2MB]

Database highlights

The Exploration Database includes a number of key datasets including:




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